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Architecture Faculty

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Alvaro Siza Vieira
 
location Porto
function university
contributed by Joao_Sousa

The School of Architecture of Porto articulates along the limits of an ancient farm right next to the Douro river, creating a wide central space, like an interior square, surrounded by the built volumes. This intervention reveals a lot of sensibility with the surroundings, in communication with the river and the sea. Stairs and ramps distribute the various accesses to the different levels and functional zones. The apparent fragmentation of the build volumes, visible on the project drawings, recovers its continuity in the circulation at the inferior level.

 

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Great building to visit and to study. Don't forget to visit the library that is all at the back.
Monnickendam, Netherlands 12-Dec-09
Good architecture! Recommended!
Lisbon, Portugal 15-May-09
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Architecture Faculty
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Rua do Gólgota 215
Portugal
http://www.fa.up.pt
Project is public!
How to get there? Taking a bus from the city centre or by the subway till "Casa da Música" and a 10 minute walk. Close to Campo Alegre/Rotunda da Boavista. At www.cm-porto.pt/ you can find a map of Porto. Click on 'Mapa da Cidade do Porto'.
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Completion 9- 1994
ArchitectAlvaro Siza Vieira
Client Universidade do Porto
 
Project ID 1096
Latitude/Longitude 41°09'01N 08°38'11W
Contributed by Joao_Sousa
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